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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer)

Born: 31st March 1685, Eisenach

Died: 28th July 1750, Leipzig

Nationality: German

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the late Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Cello Suites and Brandenburg Concertos; keyboard works such as the Goldberg Variations, The Well-Tempered Clavier and the Toccata and Fugue in D minor; and vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival, he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music.

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Recommended Sheet Music, Bach Revealed: A Player’s Guide to the Solo Cello Suites

Cellist Selma Gokcen and distinguished American harpsichordist and Bach scholar Kenneth Cooper have created in Bach Revealed a study of Bach's Six Cello Suites, offering two-part playing editions for the first time, assisting professional cellists, students and teachers studying these great works. Volume one (Suites I and II) is available now.

Essential Repertoire, Piano Sheet Music Essentials: J.S. Bach

In our Piano Sheet Music Essentials series, we aim to offer recommendations of popular and well-known piano pieces by a selection of celebrated composers. This article focuses on the work of Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the most important composers in the classical music genre.

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